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Venue Spotlight – Rippon Lea

If you have ever watched The Great Gatsby and thought “That’s the style for me”, Rippon Lea may
just be the answer. Suitable for every type of celebration from casual and intimate cocktail parties by the pool, a relaxed banquet lunch in the gardens or an opulent affair in the Grand Ballroom, there is something to appease your romantic heart. Let the beautiful surrounds, historic touches and sophisticated glamour of a by-gone era set the tone for your wedding celebration.

Rippon Lea, set in sprawling heritage listed gardens, is the ideal Melbourne wedding venue for couples seeking elegance and class with a relaxed, vintage atmosphere. Designed and built in 1868, this property is a perfect example of 19th century luxury. With original polished parquetry flooring, guests can dance the night away in the Grand Ballroom under the large glimmering chandelier set against a ceiling of stars. The Bridal Table, for those formal seated occasions, sits framed by an ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor. It’s the perfect setting for stylish and classic wedding celebrations.

The alfresco entertaining space on the pool terrace is perfect for spring or summer cocktail parties of all sizes. Start the night with some light live entertainment by the pool before inviting guests to kick up their heels inside with a purpose built stage perfect for DJs and bands.

The picturesque gardens of the estate are popular for wedding ceremonies of all sizes and provide a space and setting to suit any couple. Guests are able to wander leisurely through the 14 acres or enjoy a cocktail in the sun whilst playing croquet and bocce on the lawns as the bridal party take time out for photos.

Rippon Lea is truly a hidden gem locked away in the heart of Melbourne.

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